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Renewed contract

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners has renewed its contract with Fabius Township for law-enforcement services. During Tuesday’s meeting, the commission agreed to the one-year contract. The measure, which has been in place more than 13 years, calls for the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department to dedicate a car and deputy to patrol Fabius Township exclusively. Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said ... Read More »

Meth dump site found

A collection of trash in Constantine Township’s Mill Creek turned out to be a methamphetamine dump site. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit were called Friday to Brick Chapel Road and spent several hours picking debris from the water. Sheriff’s department officials had received a tip about suspicious items found in the creek. Police determined several items ... Read More »

Man arrested on drug charges

A 22-year-old Cass County man was arrested Wednesday on drug-related charges following an investigation by members of the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team. According to a sheriff’s department media release, a residence in the 61000 block of South Main Street in the Newberg Township community of Jones was searched. The examination revealed manufacturing materials related to explosives, and the drugs ... Read More »

Items stolen from residences

Fishing equipment and a television were among the items taken from three residences in Sherman Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called Sunday to the 67000 block of Stubey Road in response to breaking-and-entering incident. It was eventually discovered that three residences in all were broken into. The incidents occurred between March 1 and Sunday. Items taken include ... Read More »

Murder arrests in Kalamazoo

Police have now arrested two men in the shooting death of a Kalamazoo woman last year. 31-year old James Shaver was arraigned this week on multiple charges including open murder, assault with intent to murder and Shaver’s accused of shooting 35-year old Tawana Henderson on May 21, 2013 in the area of Florence Street and Cobb Street in Kalamazoo. She ... Read More »

More home break-ins

Authorities say antique fly fishing rods are among the items missing following three home break-ins in a rural area of southwestern Michigan. Sheriff’s deputies responded this week in St. Joseph County’s Sherman Township following one break-in. During their investigation they learned of two other area break-ins this month. The department says antique fly fishing rods were reported missing along with ... Read More »